By Biz Buzz
UPDATE: This from Toyota Mississippi spokeswoman Lacy Luckett: “We are committed to building the plant and plan to build the Prius in Mississippi.”
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Toyota’s stalled Prius factory project in Tupelo, Miss., might not be a Prius factory when work on the plant finally resumes.
The company is entertaining new ideas about other products it could build there, said Steve St. Angelo, senior vice president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc.
“We’re very committed to that plant,” St. Angelo said here late yesterday. “But we’re looking at our whole portfolio and asking which products it makes sense to build or not build in North America.”